2012: 13 dead in 13 days
Following a notably bad year for murders in 2011 ? 199 total, an increase of 14 percent from 175 in 2010 ? the city of New Orleans has seen 13 violent deaths ? including 12 murders and one fatal police shooting ? in the first two weeks of the new year, as of this writing.
In this past week alone, the New Orleans Police Department has responded to six murders ? three from a quintuple shooting in Eastern New Orleans that ended with the killing of the suspect by police ? and a spat of incidents that left more than a dozen injured.? [ Read more ]
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